Wednesday, 27 June 2018

24th June - The Nativity of St John The Baptist


Please remember in your prayers:
Sick and housebound: Pat Haworth, Joan Anders.
Lately Dead: Father David Foster, Gerard Mclntyre
Anniversaries: Fred Alveston, Helen Carlton, Ken Hargreaves, May Hargreaves, Gordan Brown, Amy Louise Houston and Paul Houston,

Mass Intention on the occasion of Paul & Carol McCaffrey's Silver Wedding Anniversary

Masses this week:
Tue May - 6pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 7pm Mass
Wed - 9:30 Mass
Thurs - 9:30 Ma3ss
Fri - St Peter and St Paul 9:45am Maw with the school 7pm Mass
Sat - 9.30am Exposition of Blessed Sacrament and Confession Mass at 10.30am
Sat -6:30pm Vigil Mass
Sunday –10 am Mass
Office hours this week are 9 - 12 Tuesday - Friday.
Offertory for last week was £850.57

First Holy Communions:

Once again congratulations to all our boys and girls who have made their First Holy Communion over the last two weekends. It is a wonderful privilege to receive Our Lord in the Eucharist. Let us pray that the children will always appreciate this grace God has given them throughout their lives. A big thank you to all those involved in preparing the children for this day - parents, catechists, parishioners, schools, friends and family - Thank You.

Fr. O'Brien Parish Visiting

Normally in the summer, whenever I have been in a parish, I always try to visit parishioners. It gives me a chance to learn more about the parish and the people who make up the family of St. Mary's plus it gives me the opportunity to bless people's homes and families. If you would like a visit then please contact the presbytery by phone or email.

Wedding  Preparation Course:
The course comprises 4 sessions to be held in The Parish Centre at 7:30pm on Tuesday Evenings on 1ssth Sept. 2nd Oct, 16th Oct and the 30th Oct
All couples need to make an appointment to see Father O'Brien prior to attending the course.

CCTV As of the 19th June the church will now be open again during parish office hours, Tuesday to Friday 9am -12noon. This upgrade will mean that we can now actively monitor any anti-social and criminal behaviour and safeguard the welfare of any visitors to the church and presbytery. There will also be signs appearing - a legal requirement - to notify people that CCTV is in operation.

Lourdes by coach Salford week no overnight travel, 9 days departing 26" July, 3" Hotel Lourdes, £565 per person sharing £765 in a single room, call Northern Travel for further information on 0161 773 2115

Mount Carmel School are putting on performances of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Tuesday and Wednesday 3rd and 4th July at 7.00 p.m. (approx. finish 9.30 p.m) Tickets are available from school
01254 233458.

Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles Just a reminder that Friday 29th June, the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, is a Holy Day of Obligation for all Roman Catholics. I will be celebrating Mass be at 9:45am at St. Mary's , 11:45am at Mount Carmel High School and 7pm at St. Mary's.

Friday, 8 June 2018

Sunday

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound:  Pat Haworth, Joan Anders.

Lately Dead:, Allan Taylor, Father David Foster

Anniversaries: James Kenyon, Fred Duckworth

Recovery of a sick person

Masses this week:

Monday: No Mass

Tuesday:  6:00pm Exposition of Blessed Sacrament, followed by Mass at 7pm

Wed: Mass at 9:30am

Thurs : Mass at 9.30am

Fri :  Mass at 9:30am. 11:30am Mass at Mount Carmel

Sat – Exposition of Blessed Sacrament and Confession at 9.30am followed by Mass at 10.30am

Sat – Vigil Mass 6:30pm - 1st Holy Communions

Sunday – Mass 10am – 1st Holy Communions

Office hours this week are 9 – 12 Tuesday – Friday.

Secretary's new e-mail address is berni.mcguinness@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

Fr O'Brien's e-mail address is sean.obrien@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

 

Offertory for last week was £644.41

 

Our Lady Restoration Fund stands at £324.89. Thank you for your generosity.

 

The Community Project are having 'A Bit of a Bigger Do' on Saturday 16th June 2018 at Lock Street  Tickets are £5.00 each which includes a potato pie supper. Tickets are on sale at the back of church. The next meeting is on Wednesday 7:15pm at Lock Street.

 

Wedding Preparation Course. The course comprises 4 sessions to be held in The Parish Centre at 7:30pm on Tuesday Evenings on 18th Sept. 2nd Oct, 16th Oct and the 30th Oct.

All couples need to make an appointment to see Father O'Brien prior to attending the course.

 

First Holy Communion Congratulations to all our boys and girls who are making their First Holy Communion this weekend. It is a wonderful new stage in their relationship with Our Lord and so we assure them of our prayers as a parish family.

 

Barton and Hallworth Funeral Services A note of thanks to the local undertakers, Paul & Sarah Barton, who kindly donated a hanging basket for the presbytery front door. Not only does it add colour but looks a lot more welcoming to visitors who call at the presbytery. Thank You.

 

Youth Loneliness Seminar. Youth Loneliness is a growing problem, and is quickly becoming a hot topic, recently making front page news in The Times.   St Michael and St Bernadette's Parish, have joined up with MMU and 42nd Street to explore this issue further, please encourage young people in your parish to attend, and apply via lonelinessconnects@gmail.com.

 Saturday 23rd June 10.00am - 4.00pm St Bernadette's & St Michael's, Ribble Drive, Whitefield, Manchester M45 8JN

 

Vacancy - Director of Education

Appointment Type: Full time, permanent. Commencing September 2018 or January 2019 or sooner. Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Wednesday, 13th June, 2018.

 Interviews will be held on: Thursday, 28th and Friday, 29th June, 2018.More details on http://www.dioceseofsalford.org.uk/

 To request an application pack or for more information on this post please contact:

The Director of Administration and Personnel, Department of Finance and Administration, Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford Street, Salford, M3 6DP

Telephone: 0161-817 2222         E-mail: personnel@dioceseofsalford.org.uk


Friday, 1 June 2018

Sunday

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound:  Pat Haworth, Joan Anders.

Lately Dead:, Linda Morris  Michael Rothwell, Doreen Smith, Roy Hargreaves, Alexandra Astley

Anniversaries:Gerald Sugden, Gertrude Haworth, Angela Smith, Grace Shorrock

 

Masses this week:

Monday: No Mass

Tuesday: 1st Holy Communion practice at 6:30pm

Wed: Requiem Mass at 11am for Michael Rothwell

Thurs – Mass at 9.30am

Fri –  Mass at 9:45am with Sacred Heart School

Sat – Exposition of Blessed Sacrament and Confession at 9.30am followed by Mass at 10.30am

Sat – Vigil Mass 6:30 - 1st Holy Communions

Sunday – Mass 10am – 1st Holy Communions

 

Office hours this week are 9 – 12 Tuesday – Friday

 

Offertory for last week was £765.90

 

Our Lady Restoration Fund stands at £309.36. Thank you for your generosity.

 

The Community Project are having 'A Bit of a Bigger Do' on Saturday 16th June 2018 at Lock Street  Tickets are £5.00 each which includes a potato pie supper. Tickets are on sale at the back of church.

 

The Ossy Mills Group will meet on Monday 4th June at 11:30am

 

Wedding Preparation Course. The course comprises 4 sessions to be held in The Parish Centre at 7:30pm on Tuesday Evenings on 18th Sept. 2nd Oct, 16th Oct and the 30th Oct.

All couples need to make an appointment to see Father O'Brien prior to attending the course.

 

Youth Pilgrimage to Rome Saturday 16th February 2019. We have exciting plans for February 2019 with a Youth Pilgrimage to Rome! The pilgrimage will be led by Bishop John and will run from 16th February until 23rd February. The pilgrimage is available for over 18s. The cost of the pilgrimage is £690 and this includes flights, full board accommodation and insurance. For more information please phone Tracey Ward on 0161 817 2222 or email tracey.ward@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

Fostering Fortnight There's an increasing and pressing need for foster carers across Greater Manchester and East Lancashire.  Could you give a child a loving home as a Foster Carer?  Our Caritas Fostering Team invites you to find out more.  Contact them at Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford Street, Salford, M3 6DP or   info@caritassalford.org.uk or call 0161 817 2280.

Music Ministry Training Day  . A day for Singers, Organists, Musicians and  Musical Directors from around the Diocese.  The day will take place at Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford St. Salford. M3 6DP on Saturday 14th July 2018. 10:30am -  4:30pm. Admission Free. Please bring a packed lunch and register by email: hope@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

Loyola 100 Club Numbers 29th May. 1st 98, 2nd 93, 3rd 68 

We received a letter of thanks from Rev. Rob Morland for the hospitality and the generous donation of £433.32 for the SMA